If you haven’t heard of them you should. These Australian natives produce a sound reminiscent of 80s thrasher metal mixed with lovesick indie vibes…it sounds strange, but it works, really well. With such an interesting sound, it is no surprise they have a pretty loyal fan base worldwide. Their new album “Bloody Lovely” will be released worldwide February 2nd, and if you are based in Chile or Brazil you can see them perform live in November and December. They are also playing a few shows in Australia in the upcoming months, and in January will be supporting the Foo Fighters in Brisbane. Take a look at their website for exact dates: http://dzdeathrays.com/uk.php
Total Meltdown is their most recent music video release. This song features an unforgettable guitar riff, catchy lyrics, and has the perfect amount of emotional angst to make it an overall awesome number.
Shred for Summer: This one’s got a killer sound. The main guitar riff is reminiscent of Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song- think heavy with clear 80s metal ballad elements.
Northern Lights: Possibly the most mellow, introspective song they have produced. Whereas the majority of their songs veer towards metal, this one is definitely more in the indie category.
Gina Works at Hearts and Pollyanna: Combining thrasher metal with droning indie elements, these are both great numbers to get amped up on.
I had the opportunity to see DZ Deathrays perform at the Sugar Factory in October as part of their European tour. The vibe was great; everyone in the crowd was in positive spirits and ready to have a good time. That’s what their music does- it makes you forget about everything else and live in the moment. Something we could use a lot more of in given the current state of our world.
Meandering through the maze that is the backstage of the Sugar Factory, we sat down and talked about their tour. They were incredibly easy-going and were great fun to speak with, take a listen below:
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